Links that are tired of hacking their way through Crosby fluff in order to get to actual informative content.
Today marks the official start of training camp, which means we may get to see how fat Matt Riskanen got over the summer. The Pens website has a solid breakdown of all the storylines. [ PENS ]
Also, per random tweets from people listening to a Disco interview Friday morning, Crosby will be on the ice with the team in a no-contact role.
Dejan Kovacevic kicks the tires on his first season covering the Pens for the Trib. He comes out guns blazing, saying Jordan Staal would be his pick to wear the "C" if for whatever reason Crosby relinquishes it. He also gave a hat tip to Orpik in the column, but it was the shortest paragraph of all time. Regardless, Dejan is on our no-job list until he starts chirping Malkin in articles toward the end of October.
For what it's worth, The Ron Cook said he's on Team Orpik.
Definitely a solid read. [ PG ]
ALSO: CBC storylines, Teemu's back...
The CBC has 10 storylines going into training camps. Yes, Crosby is one of them. [ CBC ]
HBO is already filming 24/7. Damn. [ The Blueshirts Blog ]
Puck Daddy has the scoop on the drama unfolding in LA concerning Drew Doughty. [ Puck Daddy ]
One more year for Teemu Selanne. $4mill. [ ESPN ]
Sabres signed Tyler Myers to a long-term contract because he's tall. [ Buffalo News ]